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Maria and Joseph’s Elegant, Romantic Wedding at El Caribe

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

A best friend’s excellent matchmaking skills brought Maria and Joe together.
From Maria:

“My best friend Espie is married to one of Joe’s best friends, Adam. The first time she met Joe, she told him she had the perfect girl for him. And told me the same. She was very persistent on us meeting and going out. She even went as far as having us walk down the aisle at her wedding together, and knew we would one day walk down our own aisle. She was right on the money. Years later, they both walked down the aisle for us.”

custom pearl and Swarovski crystal crown, six-strand pearl bracelet with crystal flower brooch and classic CZ earrings – Bridal styles Boutique | wedding dress – Mark Zunino via Kleinfeld | photographer – Angelic Photo

Featured bride:Maria

Thanks to Joe’s incredible smile and personality, sparks flew.

“I knew Joe was ‘the one’ pretty quickly in our relationship. He always had this amazing spark about him, made me laugh at his cheesy jokes, and most importantly treated me with respect. We always have fun together. His gorgeous smile is my favorite thing about him. It is so infectious that I knew I would never want to live a day without it.”

A surprise proposal in a park and they were soon-to-be-wed.

“Joe took me to Blue Water Grill for my birthday. After dinner, we were heading back to the car, walked through Union Square park, and with a blink of an eye Joe was on his knee. His words melted my heart. I was literally shaking and crying. It was one of the best moments of my life. I said YES .”

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo

It wasn’t long before the two set June 21 as their date. They planning process, however, took a little longer to get going!

From Maria:

“The planning process was fun, but I will embarrassingly admit, I was very laid back and waited LAST minute for a lot of things. I thought we had so much time, but time passed so quickly.

Our ceremony was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn, with the reception at El Caribe.

I had always dreamed of a beautiful, elegant, and romantic wedding with white flowers everywhere. A beautiful ceremony in church was important to me as well. We incorporated my favorite flowers (orchids and peonies) in the centerpieces and my bouquet. For my bridesmaids, I wanted something airy and fun, since it was first day of summer. I loved how the color of the dressed would go with the all-white flower scheme.

Planning vendors was easy for us. We had seen some work by our videographer/photographer and knew we would use him come our day. My sisters had recently got married so we were able to utilize their vendors as well since we were familiar with their services. All in all, the planning process was fun. We were so excited for the day to come and have fun.”

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-001

When shopping for the dress, Maria ‘s laid back approach won her one gorgeous gown!

“I went to few places to shop for a dress to get an idea on what would look good. We finally went to Kleinfeld to check out a dress I had in mind, but was not blown away by it. I tried some others and then tried on my dress and instantly fell in love. My mom and sisters were also stunned by it and I immediately knew it was the dress.

My dress was by Mark Zunino – Kleinfeld. The owners at Kleinfeld set me up with an appointment so he could personally fit me for my first fitting. He was fantastic. It was an amazing experience.

For Joe, we wanted a very classic look, and did the black tuxedo with white shirt and black bowtie. My shoes were by Jimmy Choo. I wanted to wear my sister’s cathedral veil that she wore her wedding, I am a triplet, and my two sisters had both worn it. I wanted to do keep that tradition and wear it as well. My beautiful flower girls wore tutu style tulle dresses that resembled mine.”

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-002

Next, Maria visited us at Bridal Styles Boutique, where she put the finishing touches on her glam wedding day look.

“My accessories were of course from the best in the business, Bridal Styles Boutique. I drove Edward and my mom crazy in picking the perfect headpiece. Which I am glad I did, because it was stunning. I wanted my bracelet to have pearls because of its timelessness. Elaine helped me pick a beautiful piece, along with the perfect earrings to match.”

Featured bride:Maria

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-003

When the day of their June wedding arrived, despite some worry over the weather, everything turned out exactly as they dreamed…and more.

From Maria:

“We chose June 21st because we love Summer. We always look forward to summer, and figured we would have another reason to celebrate every year. We got lucky that it was a Saturday and jumped right on it. The week of the wedding, the weather kept saying storms for the day, and I was super stressed. Of all the things I should have stressed over, I didn’t – but the one thing I had NO control over, I stressed.
The day of was magical – far better than anything I could have expected or dreamed of. I woke up to a beautiful sunny day and that instantly had me jump out of bed with the biggest smile on my face. My mom was getting the house ready for guests.

Around 8am, our hairdresser and makeup artists came and started to do my hair, my sisters, my mom and bridesmaids. We had a great time getting ready. I was so calm and relaxed – and I just couldn’t wait to go upstairs and put on my dress.

My dad walked me down the aisle to meet Joe. We were married by Father Tizio. We took some family photos and headed over to Dumbo for pictures with our bridal party. Our photographer was great, and led the way through the shoots (and day for the most part) Thanks Saf! lol.

We finally headed back to El Caribe for our reception and had an amazing time. My grandparents, who are 85 years old, came in from Italy to celebrate with us, along with some cousins as well from Italy, California and Arizona as well. We were surrounded by our closest friends and family. The DJ played amazing music. The energy was amazing. We felt the love by all that came, and had the best time. We danced all night. It was so nice to see everyone have a great time. It was the best day of our lives and meant the world to us that everyone came to celebrate. We then headed to the Standard Hotel and spent our first night as Mr. & Mrs.”

Featured bride:Maria

Featured bride:Maria

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-005

A mutual love of Michael Jackson took their wedding reception from amazing to epic.

“We both love Michael Jackson, so when we started to plan I mentioned to Joe I would love to have some type of entertainment, and then the idea of an impersonator came up. Funny story, we were actually in Italy in June last year, and having this conversation with my uncle who was also visiting, from NJ, and said he knew the perfect person. As soon we got back, we booked MJX. Great impersonator. That was the first vendor we booked besides the hall and church! It was a nice surprise for our guests since we kept it a secret! He looked so real, and we really had a blast.”

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-004

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-006

For Maria, seeing the two men she loves most together on her wedding day is a memory she’ll always hold dear.

“There are so many memorable parts of the wedding, but my favorite was in church, with my dad walking me down the aisle and giving me away to Joe. As we waited for the doors to open my dad just gave me a big hug – and asked me if I was ready. That hug was so comforting, and I knew I was ready. Joe and I didn’t speak that day and I was just so excited to finally see him. The moment Joe and I locked eyes is something I will never forget. I saw some tears, but mostly his amazing smile that drew me to him in the first place. It was a beautiful moment when my dad and Joe shook hands. It was special to me because I know how happy my dad is that I found someone who respects me and loves me unconditionally. They are the two most important men in my life and I will always hold that moment special in my heart. “

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-008

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-007

Our blissfully happy newlyweds have this advice for other couples planning their own weddings:

From Maria:
“DON’T STRESS and just have the best time planning for the most amazing day of your life!!! And of course, do what your heart desires!! Do not worry about what is expected– it’s your day and that is all that matters!!”

From Joe:
“Enjoy every moment of the day, because it goes too fast!! And plan a nice relaxing trip, because you will need it after the planning!”

Featured bride:Maria

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-009

Maria + Joseph | romantic elegant white wedding | bridal headpiece an jewelry - Bridal Styles Boutique | wedding dress - Mark Zunino | photographer - Angelic Photo-010

Featured bride:Maria

Thank you for sharing your day, and best wishes!

Maria and Joe’s wonderful wedding vendors:

Wedding Dress: Mark Zunino – Kleinfeld

Earrings, Bracelet, Headpiece: Bridal Styles Boutique

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Veil: my something borrowed from my sister

Tuxedos: Phil’s Tuxedos

Photography: Angelic Photo

Video: Enzo Video

DJ/Lighting: Streamline Events/Alfred Anelli

Entertainment: MJXpressions

Limos: Romantique 

Bridesmaids: La Femme

Flowers: Eltingville Florist

Invitations: Dalmzio Imports

Hair: Jeannie C, Le Cut

Makeup: Sandra at Sultry Cosmetics

Glamorous, Fabulous Bridal Style! {Inspiration}

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

It’s true diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but there’s also a reason why Coco Chanel favored pearls. So, what’s a glamour girl creating her wedding day look to do? After all, when you’ve got a taste for the extraordinary, stopping at one kind of gem is like having only one pair of divine shoes.

Why not have your cake and eat it, too, and combine sparkle with pearls for legendary aisle style!

To emphasize the dazzle and highlight the pearl, go for a gown encrusted with crystals and a soft, simple up-do to highlight your statement mother-of-pearl and Swarovski flower hair comb. Echo the luminescence of your pearl and CZ chandelier earrings with a makeup palette that simmers. Top everything off with an eye-catching four-strand pearl bracelet adorned with a broach.

Glamorous and Fabulous Bridal Style! {Inspiration}

images clockwise from upper left: modern glam makeup, Pnina Tornai gown, romantic glam updo, statement pearl and crystal chandelier earrings, glam 4 strand glam pearl and crystal bracelet, pearl and Swarovski crystal hair flower – Bridal Styles Boutique

For a look that’s equal parts glitter and pearl, choose a romantic, textured gown, then pair it with pearl-drop chandelier earrings and a gorgeous six-strand cuff bracelet. Finish everything off with a headpiece covered with pearls and gems that sparkles with each turn of your head!

Glamorous and Fabulous Bridal Style! {Inspiration}images clockwise from upper left: dramatic pearl and CZ chandelier earrings – Bridal Styles boutique, Marchesa wedding gown, intricate Swarovski crystal and pearl hair comb – Bridal Styles Boutique, bold makeup, sleek bombshell up-do, 6 strand pearl and CZ statement cuff – Bridal Styles Boutique

To see our extensive collection of pearl and crystal bridal jewelry and headpieces, visit us in Brooklyn at Bridal Styles Boutique!

Great Gatsby Bridal Style Inspiration {Flapper}

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The Great Gatsby premieres this weekend!

1920s style is already influencing fashion, and, when brought to life on screen, it’s sure to inspire.

In honor of the era of Jazz, Flappers, Art Deco, Prohibition, and a major shift in women’s fashion, we’re sharing Gatsby-inspired bridal style in a two-part post, starting with Flappers!

 

Great Gatsby movie 2

 

World War I was a catalyst that ushered women of the time out of restrictive Victorian customs. Shedding corsets, gowns, long hair, and prim ways, many emerged as Flappers.

They drove cars, rode bicycles, cut their hair in bobs, dyed it black. Wore bright lipstick and rouge, sported short dresses. Partied at and smuggled liquor to speakeasies. Danced the night away doing the Charleston and the Shimmy!

So, you can see why a Flapper’s bold style is rich inspiration for a bride whose modern aesthetic leans toward edgy.

Bridal Styles great Gatsby Inspiration - Flapper

images clockwise from upper left:  Art Deco inspired  earrings – Bridal Styles Boutique,  Flapper wedding dress – Marchesa, 1920’s inspired make up, dazzling wide CZ bracelet – Bridal Styles Boutique,  pearl and crystal Art Deco bracelet – Bridal Styles Boutique, CZ , Swarovski crystal and feather modern flapper headband – Bridal Styles Boutique

Infuse the Flapper’s audacious spirit into your wedding day look beginning with a bright makeup palette, and, of course, a bridal ‘do influenced by the era’s popular Marcel wave. Go short with a fabulous, fringed gown, or stay long and choose a daring, sophisticated frock made for dancing.

Now for the best part – jewelry and hair accessories. In a nod to our muse’s iconic pearl necklace, work with a mix of crystals and pearls…and lots of them! Layer glittering CZ and pearl bracelets, don gorgeous Art Deco chandelier earrings, then top it all off with a feather fascinator or striking double headband finished with a sparkling broach.

Bridal Styles Great Gatsby - Flapper

images clockwise from upper left: Art Deco chandelier earrings – Bridal Styles Boutique, Flapper wedding gown – Jenny Packham,  Art Deco pearl and crystal bracelet – Bridal Styles Boutique, feather and crystal bridal fascinator – Bridal Styles Boutique, 1920’s wedding hair and makeup, eight strand pearl and crystal cuff – Bridal Styles Boutique

To find the perfect jewelry, headpiece and accessories for your Flapper-inspired wedding day look, visit us at Bridal Styles Boutique, and don’t forget to check back next week for more 1920’s bridal style inspiration!

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